AEC Noticeboards The AEC NOTICEBOARDS
ADVERTS • PHOTOS • DISCUSSION
Celebrating the products of AEC Southall Ltd, most famous as builder of London's buses.

It is currently Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:45 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Dennis bodied AEC Swift
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:44 pm
Posts: 171
Apparently it got as far as the layout stage.

One of these 'looking for something else' stories yet again. I was searching for details of the Dennis Pax IIA bus, particularly the demonstrator with the front entrance and discovered the following:

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/__data/asset ... A-to-E.pdf

which is a PDF listing of the Dennis Brothers Ltd drawings held in Surrey County Council Archives. On Page 14 the following Item appears.

Bus AEC Swift 24/06/1966 Standard AR 524
Proposed layout of 51 seat single deck
bus on AEC Swift chassis 1463/P/11665

AR524 was the Dennis Drawing Number and 1463/P/11665 is the Surrey County Council accession number.

The drawing was made in June 1966 and I wonder whether it was a kite-flying exercise or did Dennis actually tender to an AEC Swift customer.

Anybody know?

Anybody able to get down to Guildford or wherever Surrey CC Archives are and take a look at the drawing?

Surely one of the stranger might have beens...

Stephen Allcroft
Cardross
Scotland


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:25 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:31 pm
Posts: 16
I didn't realise Dennis had ever been interested in bodying anything other than their own chassis. But a little further down the list there are three Bedfords, dated 1957, 1970 and 1972. (I presume "V 45 2" is a misreading of a handwritten "VAS2".)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:44 pm
Posts: 171
As far as I can recall they had a regular customer for bodies on Bedfords in the form of wheelchair accessible schoolbuses for the London County Council, when I looked at the Dennis PAX IIA psv list they and other London Councils were also the main customer.

http://www.buslistsontheweb.co.uk/index ... pe=Chassis

I'm wondering about the Merseyside Fire Brigade example:was that the demonstrator shown at the 1964 Motor Show?

Here's a Dennis bodied Bedford C4.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/7240226@N ... Dzb-74KCGs

To get things closer to on-topic as far as I can work out the nearest customers to Guildford for single door AEC Swifts were City of Oxford and Red Rover.

Stephen Allcroft
Cardross
Scotland

That V 45 2 for VAS2 could be an optical character recognition error. Commercial Motor's Archive is riddled with them.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group